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Nova Scotia companies looking for eastern or central European
trade leads need look no further than Halifax next week.

Home-grown importers or exporters can meet with official trade
representatives from 15 eastern European countries as they visit
the city May 27 and 28. With Canada's trade in this region
totalling more than $1.5 billion in 1995, the visit is a rare
chance for local companies to tap into a growing market.

The trade representatives are stationed in trade commissions and
embassies in Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto. While in the area,
they will meet with local businesses, government organizations
and research institutes, seeking opportunities to develop trade
links with businesses in the Atlantic provinces.

The visit, organized by the Trade Facilitation Office Canada, in
cooperation with the Nova Scotia Economic Renewal Agency,
includes representatives from: Armenia, Bulgaria, Croatia, the
Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova,
Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia and the Ukraine.

Nova Scotia businesses will be able to schedule meetings, by
appointment, Monday May 27 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Highland
Suite 7 and 8 of the World Trade and Convention Centre, at which
time the media is also welcome. Interested companies may contact
Connie MacMillan at the Nova Scotia Economic Renewal Agency, at


Contact: Steve Fairbairn  902-424-5836

trp                    May 22, 1996 - 2:45 p.m.